Confluence 4.x > 5.x Upgrade Upset Zen Foundation Settings?

We recently upgraded to Zen Foundation v5.2.12, deployed in conjunction with Confluence v5.3.1 in our development area. Upon update we noticed a number of our font and element stylings appear dramatically altered when compared to our production environment; Zen Foundation 5.2.12 and Confluence 4.3.6.

Displayed font size and weight appeared changed, even though the settings in Brand Designer are identical. Also, changes made in Brand Designer in Zen under Confluence 5.x did not appear to change the display. This affected Menu, Headings, Breadcrumbs, Sections, and other elements.

Anyone experience similar issues?

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Hi Christopher,

It does make sense since Confluence's layout changed a lot between versions 4.x and 5.x.
So basically if you have any customisations, they must be rewritten to the newest Layout pattern.

To check if there's the case, you can look for any info on the decorator table:

SELECT * from DECORATOR;

If you decide to remove all the customisations from the database to check if the behaviour persist, please don't forget to create a database backup to avoid losing any data.

Kind Regards

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